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Topic: Poundland…the review
Posted by: Gordon McDonald
Date/Time: 02/10/14 09:57:00

So, having donned dark glasses and a copy of the Daily Mail underarm, I decided to visit Chiswick Poundland for the very first time yesterday. The challenge? Shaving gel at home was reaching dangerously low levels and urgent action was needed. And shaving gel is all the same, isn’t it?

I approached the store and – having avoided a couple of buggy-bound and crying nippers (bereft at the loss of McDonald’s no doubt) I slid in, unnoticed.

The first thing that struck me was the poor design of the store (“How much is the design, please?” was answered with “That’ll be £1” it seems) and the narrowness of the aisles, especially as you enter.

‘Hey ho’ I thought, ‘you get what you pay for’ and I whizzed towards the toiletries section, but not before passing some locals, clearly gobsmacked by the value on offer. I passed by dozens and dozens of displays, filled with a thousand things I couldn’t possibly want or need. Or so it seemed.

After picking up two tins of shaving gel, I managed to score another three items (dusters – which I have NEVER used in my life) and some (water-thin) bleach.

The checkout staff all perfectly sweet and chatty took £5 off me and waved me goodbye.

Gel *used* this morning. First tin didn’t work at all as broken ‘pressy’ bit. But benefit of doubt given (happened once from Boots too!). Second tin works. See, it was worth it after all and the world (or at least Chiswick) is a better place for the grace of Poundland.

A wave of disappointment soon covers me (or not). The stuff that comes from tin is a little more latherous than (branded) Fairy Liquid and struggles to remain attached to face. Shaving experience: 3/10.

The moral of the story? You get what you pay for. 

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Poundland…the review 02/10/14 09:57:00 Gordon McDonald
   Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 10:08:00 Vanessa Smith
      Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 10:52:00 Michael Laird
         Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 11:10:00 Aubrey Crawley
         Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 11:39:00 Richard Greenhough
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 11:58:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 12:04:00 Gordon McDonald
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 12:29:00 Guy Lambert
   Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 12:12:00 John Postlethwaite
      Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 12:38:00 Samia Mirza
         Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 12:57:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 13:24:00 bobby osborne
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 13:25:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 14:42:00 Samia Mirza
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 15:22:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 16:57:00 Andy Rooney
         Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 17:22:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 17:24:00 John Postlethwaite
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Poundland…the review 02/10/14 17:33:00 Pete Mayes
   Primark02/10/14 15:08:00 Tricia Crossley
      Re:Poundland03/10/14 13:46:00 Peter Hogan

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